Radio Mans fave with Dan Fogelberg


Rhythm of The Rain

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg[1] (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is primarily known for his 1970s and 1980s hits, including “Longer” (1979), “Same Old Lang Syne” (1980), and “Leader of the Band” (1981).

Early life and family[edit]

Dan Fogelberg was born in Peoria, Illinois. He was the youngest of three sons born to Margaret (née Irvine), (1920-2015), a classically trained pianist, and Lawrence Peter Fogelberg, (1911-1982), a band director at Woodruff High School in Peoria, at Pekin Community High School in Pekin,[2] and at Bradley University in Peoria.[3] Fogelberg’s mother was a Scottish immigrant and his father was of Swedish descent.[4] Fogelberg often related his memory of his father allowing him to “conduct” the Bradley University school band when he was only four years old. In 1981, Fogelberg released the song “Leader of the Band“, which was written for and inspired by his father. [3]

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